Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consalmagno examines ideas about the future of the universe
Harley Street psychiatrist Dr Morelle uses psychology and criminology to solve crimes
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A portrait of the enigmatic Sam Cooke - hit singer of 'Wonderful World' and 'Chain Gang'.
Nick McCarty's crime drama
Shaun Wallace visits his local library to see how the Dewey Decimal System works.
From the novel by Booker Prize winner Bernice Rubens. With Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham
The tale of farmer Ken Wild's 18th-century farmhouse, marooned in the middle of the M62.
The marital problems of two couples unravel on a golf course in Alan Ayckbourn's play.
A Christmas visit to their Uncle proves to be a haunting experience for two children
Novelist Louise Welsh explores the dark shadows that lie at the heart of Gothic fiction.
Food-themed history programme
Paul Richardson goes on a culinary tour of Spain, giving his verdict on the local delights
Two-part documentary in which Nicholas Parsons meets cruise ship entertainers
Dramatisation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography with Andrew Scott.
Jo Brand inflicts the power of her bitter wit on some famous men
Recorded in July 1993 - a 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen.
Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Chris Barrie 'look back' at the decade yet to happen.
Recorded in 1993, a comedic 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen
Surreal and sublime sketch comedy from new comic talent Miriam Elia
Poet John Hegley visits Zanzibar, hoping to find someone who can make use of his old specs
Readings of classic gothic stories
Historical documentary series written by Dr Jonathan Bardon, with Frances Tomelty.
The vampire genre in all its dark glory
The BBC producer talks about his 1950s sci-fi trilogy 'Journey Into Space'
Series of tales with a twist
AS Byatt's gothic tale
Vikram Seth's tale about a mother's attempts to find her daughter a husband in 1950s India
Partap Sharma's play about a spiritually enlightened Indian girl sold into prostitution.
A man is forced to re-examine his cruelty towards a girl from his past. Stars John Wood.
Comedy by Martin Davies about a football-crazy priest
Ursula Le Guin's magic fantasy stars Judi Dench and Michael Maloney
Natural history documentary about the dangerous world of the Northumbrian wood ant
Award-winning comics Howard Read and Josie Long head on a 'road movie for radio'.
Alan Bennett reads the children's classic
Espionage drama set on the eve of the Second World War
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
Martin Bell reads from his book describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton
Anthony Buckeridge recalls his father, who died in the First World War.
Sitcom set in Ancient Geece, written by Lynne Truss
Sitcom about an aspiring actor. Starring John Gordon-Sinclair
Geoffrey Wheeler recollects the theatrical landladies who gave bed and board to actors.
'I'm the best at pretending' - a reclusive Hollywood star tells all. From April 2006.
Private-eye Billy Rucker searches London for runaway teenagers. Stars David Morrissey
Ex-copper Billy Rucker gets drawn into investigating the death of a married airline pilot
Gentleman Commander Adam Dalgliesh probes the murder of a brilliant criminal lawyer.
PD James's tale stars Richard Derrington as the cerebral sleuth
Dramatisation of PD James' first novel
A serial killer is on the loose in desolate Norfolk. Dramatisation of the PD James novel
The late Spike Milligan reads from his own idiosyncratic military memoir
The author chats to the man who brought her creation to the BBC airwaves, John Tydeman.
Series taking a look at various scientific phenomena
Surreal comedy starring John Hegley and Simon Munnery
Lynn Ferguson's comedic takes on classic fairy tales
Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
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Classic stories by the mistress of the whodunit.
Miss Marple must solve the mystery of a woman's flashback before a murderer strikes again.
Novel by Edith Wharton about an American socialite in the 1870s
The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s
Marital tensions and midlife crises erupt for Toby and Celia, in Alan Ayckbourn's play.
Celia is torn between a bossy husband and fixated handyman.
Bitter-sweet couples comedy about cheery Dennis and poorly Vera, and Neil and Pam.
Miles takes Sylvie for a weekend away, but his wife intervenes.
Trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn
Lia Williams, Jon Strickland and Barbara Flynn star in Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy
When two best friends are reunited, the ensuing farce surprises them both.
The season of good cheer and harmony is yet to arrive at the Bunker household.
Spies in decline - what did the agent say to the actress? Burgess meets Coral Browne.
Alan Bennett reads extracts from Untold Stories, his book of essays and diaries
Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds
The playwright reads his story about an old couple who return home to find everything gone
Alan Bennett recalls tales of his Yorkshire family
Alan Bennett introduces Dame Thora Hird's last role for radio.
Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997
Sitcom starring and co-written by Alan Davies
Mysterious events in a house turn frightening in a reworking of the Welsh Blodeuwedd myth.
The urban warrior's comedy/music mix
Screenwriter Alan Plater's tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.
When time was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced by the idea.
Jazz musician Megan wants to discover where a melody she plays has come from
Passengers on a train uncover the story that linked their families 150 years ago.
Who is the shady Jimmy Dickenson, and how does he fit into the lives of a couple in Hull?
A teacher faces the task of putting on Wagner's Ringcycle at a struggling school.
Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.
Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future
Comedy series about a boy and his uncle
Adaptation of the bestselling novel by Alex Garland
Alexandre Dumas' tale of the man, unjustly imprisoned, who escapes to exact his revenge
Dumas' tale of swashbuckling and political intrigue at the court of King Louis XIII
Based on Alf Proysen's children books about an old lady who sometimes shrinks dramatically
Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner
A man and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body in the water
The story in song of an electrician who takes his French bride to the Scottish Highlands.
Alice Walker's drama with Nadine Marshall